Inter-Christian relations

13.11.2017 10:02

A Russian Orthodox Church representative discusses with a Syrian Jacobite Church hierarch the humanitarian situation of Syrian refugees in Bekaa Valley

A Russian Orthodox Church representative discusses with a Syrian Jacobite Church hierarch the humanitarian situation of Syrian refugees in Bekaa Valley Hegumen Arseniy (Sokolov), representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Great Antioch, met with Archbishop Boulos Safar of Zahle and Bekaa, Syriac Jacobite Church, to discuss the implementation of decisions made at the September meeting between Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow…
09.11.2017 10:12

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Apostolic Nuncio of Japan

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Apostolic Nuncio of Japan Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with the Apostolic Nuncio in Tokyo, Titular Archbishop Joseph Chennoth of Milevum.
06.11.2017 17:01

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expresses condolences to U.S. President Donald Trump over tragedy at Baptist church in Texas

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill expresses condolences to U.S. President Donald Trump over tragedy at Baptist church in Texas On Sunday, 5 November 2017, a gunman entered a Baptist church in Sutherlands Springs, Texas, USA, when the service was underway, and opened fire on the parishioners. Twenty-six people died, including children, teenagers, elderly people and a pregnant woman.
06.11.2017 17:00

DECR chairman expresses condolences over tragedy at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, USA

DECR chairman expresses condolences over tragedy at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, USA Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a letter to Pastor Frank Pomeroy of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, USA, expressing condolences over the tragedy that had occurred there during the Sunday service. Twenty-six parishioners died in the mass…
04.11.2017 14:39

Patriarch Kirill’s congratulations to Patriarch Tawadros II of the Coptic Church on his 65th birthday and 5th anniversary of his election to the Patriarchal see

Patriarch Kirill’s congratulations to Patriarch Tawadros II of the Coptic Church on his 65th birthday and 5th anniversary of his election to the Patriarchal see His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent a message to Patriarch Tawadros II of the Coptic Church congratulating his on this 65th birthday and the 5th anniversary of his election to the Patriarchal see.
04.11.2017 14:38

DECR chairman’s congratulations to Patriarch Tawadros II of the Coptic Church on the occasion of his 65th birthday and 5th anniversary to his election to the Patriarchal see

DECR chairman’s congratulations to Patriarch Tawadros II of the Coptic Church on the occasion of his 65th birthday and 5th anniversary to his election to the Patriarchal see In his message to His Holiness Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark in All Africa and the Middle East, Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) congratulated him on his 65th birthday and the 5th anniversary of…
02.11.2017 17:05

DECR chairman meets with the head of the Evangelical Church in Germany

DECR chairman meets with the head of the Evangelical Church in Germany On 2 November 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’ Department for External Church Relations (DECR) held talks with Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, chairperson of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany.
02.11.2017 15:35

Russian Orthodox Church and Evangelical Church in Germany hold joint conference on Martyrs, Martyrdom, Christian Witness

Russian Orthodox Church and Evangelical Church in Germany hold joint conference on Martyrs, Martyrdom, Christian Witness A joint conference of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Evangelical Church in Germany on Martyrs, Martyrdom, Christian Witness opened at the grand hall of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR).
31.10.2017 20:41

DECR chairman attends reception given on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation

DECR chairman attends reception given on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation On October 31, 2017, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), attended a festive reception given at the Pashkov House to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
31.10.2017 16:32

Representatives of Protestant organizations visit DECR

Representatives of Protestant organizations visit DECR On October 30, 2017, Rev. Joseph Kassab, general secretary of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, and President of Eurovision Mission to Europe David Gordon Hathaway visited the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR). Hieromonk Stefan (Igumnov), DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations, met with the guests.
30.10.2017 22:34

2nd session of Commission for dialogue between Russian Orthodox Church and Assyrian Church of the East takes place

2nd session of Commission for dialogue between Russian Orthodox Church and Assyrian Church of the East takes place On October 23-26, 2017, 2nd session of the Commission for Dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Assyrian Church of the East took place in the city of Modesto, USA.
30.10.2017 14:57

DECR chairman speaks at Athens forum on religious pluralism in Middle East

DECR chairman speaks at Athens forum on religious pluralism in Middle East October 30, 2017 – the second conference on the situation of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East opened at the Intercontinental Hotel in Athens. Its theme is ‘Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East’. The first forum on this topic took place in…
25.10.2017 16:49

Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church takes part in the Conference on the Middle East in Berlin

Representative of the Russian Orthodox Church takes part in the Conference on the Middle East in Berlin On 20-21 October 2017, a Conference on the situation of Christians in the Middle East took place in Berlin in the framework of the dialogue between the Evangelical Church in Germany and the Ancient Oriental Churches.
16.10.2017 12:51

Patriarch Kirill’s address to 137th Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union

Patriarch Kirill’s address to 137th Assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union The 147th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union took place from October 14-18, 2017, in St. Petersburg. His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, addressed it on October 16.
16.10.2017 9:58

Former head of the Evangelical Church in Germany visits the DECR

Former head of the Evangelical Church in Germany visits the DECR On 13 October 2017, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Huber, former chairperson of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany, Bishop Emeritus of the Evangelical Church of Berlin-Brandenburg, visited the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR) and was received by Hieromonk Stefan (Igumnov), DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations, with…
12.10.2017 19:02

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at international conference on persecution of Christians

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk speaks at international conference on persecution of Christians On 12 October 2017, an international consultation on “Finding the Appropriate Answers to a Long Neglected Crisis” began its work in Budapest (Hungary). With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations, took part…
10.10.2017 22:25

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with students of Catholic schools in Italy

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with students of Catholic schools in Italy Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) and rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies, met with 250 students and a group of professors of Catholic general education schools run by the Society of Jesus in Rome, Turin,…
27.09.2017 10:14

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Pope Francis of Rome

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Pope Francis of Rome Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with Pope Francis of Rome, at the Vatican’s Domus Sanctae Marthae hotel.
26.09.2017 23:34

DECR chairman meets with president of Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

DECR chairman meets with president of Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Department for External Church Relations (DECR) met with President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christians Unity Cardinal Kurt Koch.
26.09.2017 23:32

Joint Working Group for Cultural Cooperation meets in Rome

Joint Working Group for Cultural Cooperation meets in Rome The Joint Working Group for cultural cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Holy See met for a regular meeting at the building of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity in Rome.
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